This accessible book examines poisoning in various contexts of international conflict. It explores the modern-day use of poison
in warfare, terrorism, assassination, mass suicide, serial poisoning within healthcare, and as capital punishment. It examines
a broad range of international cases from the Americas, Europe, Japan, India and more in relation to Situational Crime Prevention
and its theoretical precursors, in order to explore potential prevention strategies and the ways in which perpetrators circumvent
them. Case studies include analysis of attempts on the lives of Sergei and Yulia Skripal, the Tokyo subway attacks, the crimes
of Dr. Harold Shipman and the Heaven's Gate and Jonestown cults. For each, the means, motive, opportunity, location, and perpetrator-victim
relationship is examined. This accessible book speaks to students of criminology and those interested in penology, careers
in criminal justice, homicide detectives, anti-terrorism personnel, forensic pathologists and toxicologists.